Professional Background


Bemidji State University 1997-2001
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education grades 1-6
Kindergarten Endorsement
Reading Specialty

University of St. Thomas December 2010
Gifted, Creative, and Talented Certification

University of St. Thomas Spring 2016
Gifted, Creative, and Talented Masters of Arts

Teaching Experience

Frank White Elementary, Park Rapids, MN
First Grade Intern 2000-2001

Chisago Primary School, Chisago City, MN
Second Grade Teacher 2001-2004
First Grade Teacher 2004-2005

Redwood Day School, Oakland, CA
Second Grade Teacher 2005-2006

San Francisco Day School, San Francisco, CA
Second Grade Teacher 2006-2009

Kasson-Mantorville Elementary, Kasson, MN
Gifted and Talented Coordinator 2009-Present
High-Potential Reading and Math Teacher 2009-Present
SITE Team Member 2010-2011
Data Team Member 2011-2011
PLC Facilitator 2012-Present
Peer Mentor Coach 2014-Present

Education Training
Responsive Classroom Training I
Dana Hall Math Camp
Everyday Math
Understanding by Design and Differentiated Instruction
Hormel Gifted and Talented Symposium in Austin, MN
SSC Gifted and Talented Network
Minnesota Council for Gifted and Talented Member
Jacob's Ladder Reading Comprehension Training